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How to Buy Fingerlings, the Hardest-to-Find Toy of the Year   

Fingerlings are this year’s Hatchimals. Or, if you don’t have a clue what either of those words mean, this year’s Tickle Me Elmo. This year’s Teddy Ruxpin. This year’s Beanie Babies. In short, they are the hottest toy of 2017.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:00

Why You Get Gas and Diarrhea When You Have Your Period

Welcome back to Burning Questions, the column where I ask experts to answer the questions you’re too embarrassed to pipe up about yourself. Today’s installment is for all the folks with uteruses who find themselves spending way too much time in the bathroom once a month.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:15

RIP AIM: Lifehacker Readers' Favorite Memories of AOL Instant Messenger

For those of us who remember the early-ish days of the internet, today marks the official end of an era, that if we’re honest with ourselves, ended long ago: the heyday of AOL Instant Messenger.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:18

Unfollow Your Annoying Facebook Friends With Abandon

When we rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades last Friday, our editors were updating their skincare routines, diving feet first into the holiday spirit, and re-visiting long lost hobbies.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:30

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Is Approaching Women Fundamentally Unethical?

Hello all you exploding bed cobras, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column ready to give you the love advice you need while you’re in line for The Last Jedi.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:00

This Monte Cristo Casserole Is the Perfect Combination of Savory and Sweet

Hello, and welcome to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. Today we’re taking one of my favorite sandwiches and transforming into a cheesy, ham-studded, layered piece of edible art.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:30

Hot-chocolate secrets, spilled

In How Do You Take Yours?, The Takeout solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 08:46

Use Dolly to Send Your Old Stuff to a Donation Center

Want a quick way to get your old furniture or piles of clothing to Goodwill? Have a mattress that needs to go to the Salvation Army? Moving service Dolly is ready to show up, load your stuff, and take it to one of your city’s major donation centers—without you even having to ride along.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:30

Basically Everything You Could Want from Adidas is On Sale at Nordstrom Rack

Now that the weather’s nice enough to exercise outdoors (or at least tell yourself that you will), Nordstrom Rack’s running a pretty solid sale on Adidas apparel and shoes for men, women, and kids. It’s a good time to stock up on basics to throw on for the gym, or running errands.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:51

How to Set Up Smart Lighting and Wireless Security Cameras

It’s time to upgrade your simple home into a smart home, people! It’s way easier to do than you think. We’re continuing our Homehackers video series by going over smart lighting, smart switches, and wireless security cameras.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:00

How to Make That Next Trip a Bit Easier on the Planet

Some of us are lucky enough to live a train ride away from family. Others might have to catch a flight to see la familia, or maybe to get away from them. But whatever your reason for traveling, the truth is, it isn’t easy on the planet. That’s why we put together some tips to make your next trip a little greener.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00

Use Amazon Prime Now to Help Those in Need

You probably see it all the time: someone sitting alone out in the cold, holding a sign with a scribbled plea for help on it. Well, even if you don’t carry cash anymore, or have time to run to a nearby store, you might still be able to help them with this clever act of kindness.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:45

Make Your Garbage Smell Pretty With Essential Oils

Your trash smells bad. If you get one of those airtight lidded cans, your trash only smells bad when you open it, releasing a wet rancid fog right into your face. The best fix is to separate your food waste and store it in the freezer. But unless you’re composting that food waste, that’s too much work. Instead—or…

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:00

The 10 Best Deals of December 15, 2017

A friendly reminder that we only have 10 days left until Christmas, so your gift-buying days are down to the single digits when you account for shipping time. We see a lot of great deals every day, but these were our 10 favorites from Friday.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:21

Facebook now lets you mute annoying friends or groups for 30 days

We all know those friends who post a little too much on Facebook: the friends who, well, treat it more like Twitter. Today, Facebook announced that it's giving users the option of temporarily "muting" those folks when they get a little too giddy about a topic, and it's calling the feature "Snooze."

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:06

That revamped Mac Pro is still in the works, Apple reminds us

In the very same breath as its iMac Pro availability press release was uttered, Apple slipped in a reminder to the world that an overhaul to its Mac Pro desktop is still in development. Oh, and that homemade professional display is in the works, too.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 14:26

Vodafone offers early exit without penalty

Vodafone has given some customers the option to terminate their contracts early, without penalty, thanks to an intervention from Oftel.

The telecoms regulator was forced to step in after Vodafone introduced, this spring, a new roaming charge for customers travelling in 60 countries outside of the EU.  Vodafone signalled this change by texting customers about the new charges.                

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:07

New calculating tool for Gamma Mobile

Telecoms provider, Gamma has introduced a tool that will aid channel partners looking to build a quote for Gamma Mobile.  By using the tool, partners will be able to see the potential revenue and margin from the deal, they would then be able to assess the effect of adjusting quantities, rates and contract periods.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:08

China in your hand

Phone fashions come and go. There used to be an old internet joke: when men compared each other’s mobile phones, it was the only time when men would boast about a small size.

If that were ever true, it’s certainly not true these days – as IDC found out last month, one of the fastest growing areas of mobile phone growth was in the phablet market, that awkward cross between the phone and the tablet.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:08

The best cheap graphics card prices in December 2017

There are ample reasons to shell out on a new graphics card. Maybe you took one glance at the system requirements for Star Wars Battlefront II and shed a single tear ailing GPU. Maybe you’re trying to cash in on the cryptocurrency mining craze.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:21

Microsoft's rumored foldable Surface device may have just appeared in a new patent

Back in October we reported that Microsoft might be ready to revive its "Courier" digital journal that was cancelled in 2010, and this week a new patent surfaced that may show us what the device looks like.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:43

Fallout 4 VR review: An epic sense of scale bolsters this janky VR port

Fallout 4 VR makes a terrible first impression.

Boot it up and it’s immediately clear it wasn’t built for VR first and foremost. The main menu does that thing where it’s just the original 2D menu projected in empty space. The “War never changes...” intro does the same. Then when you get into the actual game, you see a rudimentary version of the character creation sequence where you’re standing in front of a mirror—and if you step backwards, you can just walk straight through the wall.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:08

SteelSeries Apex M750 review: For people who prioritize RGB lighting above all other features

Earlier this year I finally got around to covering SteelSeries’s Apex M800 and its proprietary QS1 switch, and now it’s gone. Yes, after just one keyboard, SteelSeries has ditched the QS1 switch, with its square housing and centered LED. 

Taking its place is the Apex M750 keyboard designed around the all-new QX2 switch—still proprietary, but quite a bit more familiar. The QX2 falls squarely into “Cherry MX knockoff” territory, as with so many switches these days.

So how does it fare?

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 15:06

Pizza Hut's Ultimate Cheesy Crust Pizza is 2017 in pie form

In 1995, Pizza Hut transformed the delivery pizza industry. That year it introduced a pizza where the crust was stuffed with an extrusion of cheese, a concept at that point so novel and ostentatious that a New York real estate tycoon would shill for it.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:30

New Ocarina of Time Glitch Lets Players Roll Through Fire and Water Temple

Throughout Link’s adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time he must find new tunics in order to survive the extreme heat and cold. These items have been considered essential for completing dungeons, but speedrunners have found a risky way to never use them thanks to a new glitch.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:40

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